Synopses & Reviews
A sex scandal at a New England boarding school unleashes a storm of shame and recrimination throughout the small community. A chorus of voices--those of the men, women, and teenagers involved--details the events of that night and their aftermath.
Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Anita Shreve brings us a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller. No one more compellingly explores the impulses that drive ordinary people into intolerable dilemmas, or the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.
"A tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive. No one walks away unscathed, and that includes the reader."--Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal
"Gripping....Shreve sets us down in a swirling drama that ruins lives, ends one, all stemming from a night of drunken abandon at a prep school."--Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News
" Contrasting the sweetness of young love with the primal recklessness of lust, Shreve paints a chilling portrait of how bad decisions in brief moments can ruin lives."
--Joanna Powell, People
"Gripping. . . . TESTIMONY will break your heart even as you race on to the next page."--Jennifer Roolf Laster, Houston Chronicle
"Haunting....Paced like a thriller, TESTIMONY sustains its intensity to the end."--Carmela Ciuraru, Hallmark
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Writing with a pace and intensity surpassing even her own greatest work, Shreve delivers a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller.
About the Author
Anita Shreve is the author of fifteen critically acclaimed and bestselling novels, including A Change in Altitude, Body Surfing; The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.